Slowly progressing unilateral upper limb weakness in a previously healthy child can occur due to number of causes which requires a thorough history, physical examination followed by radiological examination, electromyography and so on. Among the various aetiologies, a rare condition such as Hirayama disease is one of the differentials to be considered. There has been a wealth of literature reported on this disease and our case is a learning lesson for all paediatricians to be aware of Hirayama disease and its current concepts.
- motor neurone disease
- neuromuscular disease
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Contributors GK drafted the manuscript and AP managed the patient. AP is guarantor of the manuscript.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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